The tiresome sexual double standard—celebrating escapades in men that are judged in women—pervades politics and pop culture, taking its toll on adults of both genders. According to a new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association ASA , its impact may start as early as the middle school cafeteria. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University found that girls who have sex lose friends, while boys gain them. Every spring, students from two successive sixth grade classes across 27 rural school districts in Iowa and Pennsylvania filled out confidential pencil and paper questionnaires during school hours.
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Deputies said 25 males were spotted via a hallway camera entering the restroom while the female was inside, the News-Press reported. Parent Megan Roldan said the incident proves some parents need to be more aware of what their children are getting up to when school ends. Even though the incident happened after hours, some students are wondering where the administration was when all of this was going on. A school district official said the students involved have been disciplined, but did not elaborate. This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. Some parents question how this could have happened at the school.
I was six when a man first touched me. I didn't speak up until I was an adult
Girls as young as 12 are being forced into having sex for money to feed their families in drought-hit parts of Kenya. Families in rural areas of Turkana, one of the regions hardest hit by late rains, are sending their daughters to urban centres to make money. Many are forced to sell their bodies, earning as little as 50 Kenyan shillings 37p for sex, according to a report published by the International Rescue Committee IRC on Wednesday. The IRC also reported an increase in gender-based violence in the county, as well as a rise in instances of child marriage.
Historian Herbert Gutman conducted research on the women of the Good Hope Plantation of Orangeburg, South Carolina and what he found was heart wrenching but nonetheless expected. Most young girls by the age of thirteen and fourteen were already mothers. By the time they were twenty, most already had given birth to as many as five children.